A comprehensive, visual reference, enhanced by photographs and illustrations, provides information on all major fields of knowledge and includes timelines, sidebars, cross-references, and other useful features.
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For over thirty years, students have mastered the basics of writing with Wilson and Glazier's THE LEAST YOU SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ENGLISH: WRITING SKILLS. Uncomplicated, well established, and student tested, the 11th edition continues to cover the essentials of spelling, word choice, sentence structure, punctuation, paragraph and essay writing -- as well as more advanced skills such as argumentation and quotation -- in a brief, easy-to-follow way. Each concept includes concise explanations accompanied by plentiful exercises (with corresponding answers in the back of the book for immediate feedback) so that students quickly grasp and reinforce what they learn. Popular Continuous Discourse exercises include tidbits from history, literature, science, and current events that engage students in the concepts being explored. When the course ends, this self-teaching text becomes an excellent reference tool for students to use in their future courses and careers. FORMS A, B, AND C include identical least you should know explanations supported by different exercises, samples, and writing assignments -- making each form unique. The three forms offer instructors unparalleled variety within each edition and provide students with options for additional practice beyond the classroom. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
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In Dimensions of Faith, cognitive scientist Steve Donaldson takes readers on a journey from the world of assumptions, set minds, widely varying beliefs, and popular misconceptions to an understanding of the true essence and role of faith as the natural and inevitable product of brains. Using numerous illustrations and examples, Donaldson shows how faith is necessitated by a variety of unavoidable limitations, exposes the myth of a divide between faith and critical thinking, provides practical advice for crafting coherent beliefs, and explains why there can never be such a place as "Factland." Along the way he takes a special look at religious faith--evaluating its attributes, exploring its relation to other manifestations of faith, investigating whether God has done his job well enough to warrant the faith placed in him, and pondering how truth seekers can sometimes end up in very different places.
The new annual edition of McGraw-Hill's popular guide to the GRE General Test. A multimedia package combining print, video, and online practice. About the Book McGraw-Hill's GRE--specially created by nationally renowned test-prep experts--offers test-takers these valuable features: Complete coverage of the revised GRE test format 6 complete practice tests (4 in the book, 2 more online) NEW: 20 online coaching videos demonstrating GRE problem-solving techniques Eye-catching, 2-color, 16-page Welcome section on heavy stock including How to Use This Book, GRE Study Plan, 50 Top Strategies for Test day, Information for International Students, Getting the Most from the Online Tests, and more. Features In the book: --4 practice paper-and-pencil GREs with in-depth explanations --Complete review of all the math and verbal skills GRE-takers need --Strategies for answering every question type --GRE vocabulary list --Sample Analytical Writing essays at varying score levels. --Special information for international test-takers Online: --2 more practice GREs --NEW: 20 coaching videos demonstrating GRE problem-solving techniques Other Benefits: --Complete coverage of the revised GRE format --Practice with sample GREs that simulate the real exam --Strategies for every question type --Essay-writing help --Expert guidance from a nationally renowned GRE coach --Special information for international test-takers --More GRE practice online --Online coaching videos demonstrating GRE problem-solving techniques Market / Audience In August 2011 a dramatically new format was introduced for the GRE. McGraw-Hill's GRE was one of the first guides to provide complete coverage of the new test features. The revised test is partially computer-adaptive (the old one had no computer-adaptive functions), and it has several all-new question types. Thousands of graduate programs require the GRE for admission. In addition, more than 500 business schools worldwide now also accept GRE scores for admission to MBA programs. The list includes many top-ranked schools such as Harvard, IE, INSEAD, MIT Sloan and Stanford. In 2010, the GRE General Test was taken by about 675,000 candidates. Test volume outside the United States increased 13% in 2010. The number of GRE takers outside the US in 2008 was approximately 172,000, with the largest numbers in China (52,000) and India (55,000). About the Author Steven W. Dulan (East Lansing, MI) is the founder and president of Advantage Education, Inc., which offers live test-prep classes at high schools and colleges throughout Michigan, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Colorado, as well as distance-learning programs over the Internet.
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Philosophical poetry is probably the simplest description that can be attached to this book. It contains an image of what the author considers the attributes of humankind. Segments of the image which consist of the Intellect, the Soul, the Physical, the Emotions, the Conscious, and the Body, have associative poetry as if each segment is speaking. Many of the poems are thought provoking, and to assist in the thinking process, there is photography that relates to the poetry as well as a section after each poem for personal comments or notes. The final section is written in prose to give emphasis to the steps to balance and becoming one of the mighty.
Im mad as Hell, and Im not going to take it any more. So begins Satans autobiography, E-MAILS FROM THE UNDERWORLD: I AM NOT WHO I AM NOT. So long as God remained Out There,a transcendent, superhero who occasionally intervened in human affairs based on no apparent rhyme or reason, Satan was comfortable with the arrangement. God -- Out There. Satan in here. That's the way it was supposed to be. But with the publication of I AM WHO I AM: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF GOD, it's a whole new game. In his mind, Satan, a metaphorical symbol for all the inner demons that keep humankind imprisoned within, has no choice but to come out with his own story. God has laid down the gauntlet; now it is time to respond, he proclaims. Let the best (or worst) deity win. And Satan is a cocky cuss. When it comes to laying claim to an inner presence within, his confidence runneth over. As he himself puts it, Im your inner demons. Im Anger, Envy, Lust, Pride. Im Greed, Impatience, Sloth. Im Judgmentalism, Im Bigotry, Im Stereotyping, Im all the sneaky little -isms and -igotries that allow you humanoids to think youre better than somebody else. You all know Im deep down inside every one of you. The story of Satan is a story of erupting from within. But Satan isnt just going to tell his lifes story, hes going to show it to you. E-mail by e-mail. From tweaking the Beatitudes to the Bad Dude's Baditudes," to offering a new set of Ten Commandments to Hell, Satan takes you on a roller-coaster ride of your own inner demons. By books end, a conscientious reader will have picked up more than enough tricks of the trade to insure a speedy and successful trip to metaphorical Hell (not to mention, of course, the ways to avoid it). (E-MAILS FROM THE UNDERWORLD: I AM NOT WHO I AM NOT is the second of a three part series of autobiographies of God, Satan, and Jesus, respectively. Be sure to complete your own collection of the trilogy with copies of I AM WHO I AM: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF GOD, and I AM THE WORD: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF JESUS.)
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Written in the tradition of "The Imitation of Christ" and "Practicing the Presence of God," this anonymous mystical masterpiece has stood as a treasured devotional text for nearly five centuries. The manuscript was discovered in 1516 in a monastic library in Germany and first published under the title "Theologia Germanica" by Martin Luther, who said of it: bNext to the Bible and St. Augustine, no book has ever come into my hands from which I have learned, or would wish to learn, more of what God, and Christ, and man, and all things are.b Consisting of fifty-four short, pithy chapters, "The Way of Jesus" speaks of the most profound spiritual truths ever given to humanity, yet its language is beguilingly simple. One cannot read these wisdom-infused pages with an open mind and come away unchallenged -- or unchanged. Tony DbSouzabs modernization of the English text and his informative introduction make this unique devotional work available to a new generation of readers. It will be valued equally by those interested in classic religious texts and those seeking deeper wells of inspiration.
This title is directed primarily towards health care professionals outside of the United States. It is written specifically to meet the needs of nursing students undertaking the common foundation programme. It aims to explain how and why sensitive, holistic and evidence-based nursing care is carried out. Therefore it is relevant to students who will enter all branches of nursing and includes material that is both common to all and specific to each branch. The book aims to provide all students on foundation nursing and health care programmes with material of sufficient depth/breadth to achieve the NMC outcomes required for entry into the branch programmes. There is an emphasis not only on the theory that underpins nursing practice in the common foundation programme but also on nursing skills which form an increasingly emphasized part of the programme. The chapters have been reviewed by experts from each branch and also clinical skills to ensure the content reflects each branch accurately and appropriately. Emphasis on clinical skills & lifelong learning Realistic scenarios reinforce the need for patient/client-centred care with a holistic approach Activity boxes for all branches and age groups in each chapter ensure relevance to nurses in diverse settings An integrated approach to health promotion with activity boxes emphasises that health maintenance and promotion are central to contemporary nursing practice Reflection, critical thinking and research/appraisal skills are encouraged with a problem centred approach that will help to develop the skills needed to provide sensitive and effective, high quality care and to integrate theory with practice The emphasis on nursing/clinical skills underlines the importance of core skills - an integral part of the patient/client experience Cultural diversity is a core theme throughout The importance of evidence-based practice is highlighted and the text helps readers are assisted to acquire the skills to provide evidence-based care A wide range of general and branch-specific interactive boxes help to develop an understanding of some issues in other branches as well as the core issues that affect all nurses. Self- test questions and answers provide an opportunity for readers to take responsibility for and check their learning. Valuable learning tools are included: glossary of key terms, useful websites and references
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